Golf | 2 months ago
Jordan Spieth's attitude to leading The Open would just piss you off
Gimme a break

Where does this ridiculously talented golfer get off?!

Jordan Spieth is leading The Open Championship by two shots after carding a superb, battling round of 69.

After two squally, grimey days at Royal Birkdale, the American is the only golfer to have carded consecutive below par rounds. He leads the way -6, a couple clear of Matt Kuchar with Brooks Koepka and Ian Poulter on -3. Rory McIlroy is on -1.

Spieth's round was eventful, to say the least. He carded four bogeys but cancelled them out with three birdies and a clinker of an eagle on 15.

The 23-year-old's putting game was merely good after his red-hot form on Thursday. His chipping and fairway approaches were excellent, however.

Following his round of 69, which followed Thursday's 65, Spieth gave an interview that would just piss off most human beings and every frustrated soul that ever lost a ball, club or nerve in the cabbage.

Looking glum and rain-speckled, he told Sky Sports:

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"I felt like... I give myself a B grade today, which is giving myself some credit.

"I got pretty frustrated out there, through the middle of my round. Just hitting pot bunker after pot bunker and squeaking out pars somehow. Once that [weather suspension] horn blew, I chipped in right before it and when the horn blew, I could sit back, regroup and play the last eight holes as almost a new round."

Describing his stunning chip in for par on 10, Spieth admitted he got lucky. "Nothing about that hole said four," he confessed.

Desperate to cheer Spieth up, Sky showed him a clip of his impressive fairway wood approach on 15, which led to an eagle.

The birdie putt wasn't a gimme either:

He wasn't having it, though.

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"This was a mis-hit," he began. "Three-wood should have been okay to go up in the air on that sort of flight but I didn't mean to pitch it so far back.

"I hit a little low off the heel... it was a pretty fortunate break."

Cheer up lad, you're leading The Open by two.

Spieth claimed he deserved more from his 65 round on Thursday but was lucky to sign for a 69 in the second round.

God help everyone if he brings his 'A' game tomorrow.

Two Majors in the bag already and he really should have had the 2016 Masters. Spieth wants more and he won't be satisfied until he gets more.

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